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Welcome back, or since you have fans in Indonesia perhaps I should say Selamat Datang kembali.  ;D

His modular has grown as they all tend to do. Here's an article on his studio, which is about a year or so old now. I'm envious, wish I had such a nice space at his to work in:

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: October 06, 2015, 11:19:22 AM »
Wow, great news Forrest, you are crank them out now.  ;D  Wish I could say the same thing, maybe once I get my studio moved I can get back to stuff myself.

I would suggest that it is a great way to get your music out there.

It's not, at least here in the States. It's setup here so that the big labels get to skim the money off the top and then the artists get a fraction of a penny for thousands of plays. Also, its terrible for small labels. I read an article about a small label that specialized in some obscure music. They put all their albums up on Spodify and sales tanked. So they pulled them off again and sales went back up. The conclusion was small time artist/labels are only screwing themselves if they use Spoidify.

Everything and Nothing / Re: ...a few thoughts on communities
« on: September 11, 2015, 02:04:55 PM »
Troubles... lemme see...  Lisa Franklin, the Anything Goes section and politics and having to ban people, the trolls that just wouldn't go away - holy cow (that's not that long ago).

But good Hypnos times... the infamous Haunted Stick, something about playing music with jars of jelly?, Jim Brenholts.

Yeah unfortunately Jim and a couple of other key members have passed away, and no one can make up for the giant hole those people left in their wake.

Lisa Franklin should be in the good Hypnos times.  ;D I thought that was more amusing then anything else. The Anything Goes section didn't bother me as I just ignored it and hardly ever went there, I bet it was a total pain for the admins though. To me the recent trolls were the worst, and I think they played a big part in driving a lot of folks away, at least recently.

Yes we are a bit of a clickly bunch, but many of us who are left have been on here for years now. I can understand your frustration, I went through similar feelings back in the early days of the internet with some early email groups I first joined. I forget the names but they were run by Matt Metlay and they were very clicky. That's just the nature of niche genres like this, I think also with the recent troll issues we had a lot of us are a bit shy now of new folks, so don't give up, we'll make some room for you.  ;)

Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Home Music Server
« on: September 10, 2015, 09:02:14 AM »
I use the same as John, I rip everything to iTunes in ALAC format (Apples verson of FLAC). Then I can play them off of my Apple TV in my living room, or off my iphone or ipod. I don't think its a good a system as what you have, but it was more convient for me since I already had so much stuff in my iTunes folder for my ipod.

Maybe we should create our own pilgrimage kind of walk here in the US, something a little easier. Say a walk across Portland to visit Hypnos headquarters.  ;D

Glad you made it back in one piece and thanks for posting the blog. Too bad about the injuries but it looks like you still had a great time. Maybe next year you can go back and pick up where you left off, I'm sure it's not against the rules. :D 

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Camel Audio stopped business
« on: August 28, 2015, 05:52:19 PM »
I've seen reports that Alchemy still runs well on Windows 10, so there's hope I can still use it once Win 7 is no longer supported.

Still... first Logic, now Alchemy...  :'(  complain, complain, complain... :o

You want to complain, whenever I see someone mention the word Alchemy in audio software I was think of this:

Best sample editing software on the mac, I think even today it has few rivals and its been gone since the 90s.  :(

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Camel Audio stopped business
« on: August 28, 2015, 09:26:36 AM »
Yeah I saw that yesterday, appears that Alchemy is now part of Logic X, which is cool except that I'm still running Logic 9 since my computer is too old.  :o  Oh well, I guess I should complain like all the PC guys.  ;D

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Michael Mantra RIP
« on: August 25, 2015, 12:10:00 PM »
Yes I saw that, well over a year ago. I think I saw mentioned on his facebook page he died April 5, 2014 of cancer.  :(

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: That Audiophile thing again
« on: August 20, 2015, 11:36:10 AM »

That's the sonic layer they leave out in sample libraries.  ;D

That reminds me, years ago a friend of mine bought a used Yamaha sampler. We were going through the  sample library that came with the instrument and one of the discs in the box was labeled "porno." It was as you would expect various sounds, mostly of some woman moaning and groaning, but the very last sample at the end of the keyboard was her saying "is that it?!?"   ;D

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: That Audiophile thing again
« on: August 17, 2015, 03:08:04 PM »
In your opinion what would you consider is the best format to hear recorded sound?

Nothing analog or on vinyl, those formats reached their peak of what can be gotten out of them decades ago. It would have to be something digital, at this point probably 192k 24 bits, but to me the bits are more import so the more bits the better so even 32 bits would be better. Maybe DSD is where it's at, but I haven't had the chance to listen to anything done in that format since I don't have a SACD player, and its really hard to work with native files right now. We are closer to the beginning of what digital can offer, about where analog was in the 1950s.

The comment by DSPAudio in this thread comparing Kyma, MAX & Nord Modular is pretty interesting/entertaining.

Thanks for that, a really good read. My friend who is lending me his system has pretty much been stuck in this mode:

The Kyma user will be combining sounds from the library to get really wicked results, but have no idea what they're doing for another few weeks/months. Confusion is common during the adjustment period.

He told me and from I have read from various users the one thing that makes or breaks the user is the math required to use this system. If you have a good grasp of math you'll get along fine with it, if not you'll struggle. He didn't, luckily for me I did well in math in school, although it's been a long time since I've put those brain cells to use. We'll see how this goes. Right now just reading up on it and hoping to watch some tutorials this week.

Yes, it is my turn.  :D  A long time friend of mine who does sound design in the film industry has owned one for years. He's been raving to me about how great it is and has been begging me to come over and check it out. Well I found out why he's been begging me to come over, he doesn't understand it and he's hoping I might be the person who might unlock it's secrets for him.  :D

So after showing me the basics he packed it up and gave it to me and told me to report back to him in 6 months. It's a Capybara 320 and not a Pacarana. Not sure how much DSP it has but I can't complain about it since it's not costing me a dime. Just what I need another time suck  ;), hopefully I'll make some headway and come up with some interesting results. I'll let you all know what happens.

I enjoyed RM ning the last couple of years. Too bad it is gone now. Let's make sure that Hypnos doesn't follow in it's tracks any time soon.  :)

Looks like an amazing trip Julio. I hope you keep an online blog of your trip so we can all follow your progress.

I am not against having some old instruments around, I still have my OBMx, its about 20 years old now, still going strong, still being used. But it has value to me like your Matrix 12 does to you. Things that don't have as much personal value, like my Prophet VS, which was a nice synth that I enjoyed, I had to weigh the advantages to the possible disadvantages of keeping it. I decided that I didn't enjoy the interface that much and with some parts now being unumtanium I decided it was maybe time to let it go. The Prophet 12 seemed like a good trade off, as it has some of the VS type sounds with more knobs and a more modern package. Hey and it has a warranty.  ;D

Anyway, I think I took exception to your subject title that analog isn't quite there yet, and your example to me was kind of strange as to why it isn't. The 4/8 voice was a quirky interim poly synth that wasn't quite there itself! And once the Prophet 5 showed the way, Tom dropped it and came out quickly with the OBX, and no one complained one bit back then.  ;)

And I have to say if contemporary analog isn't quite there yet, well it's a lot closer then it was just a couple years ago. So give it a couple of more years, you might be surprised.

Also, when I was at the NAMM show last January I was talking to Tom and the others at his booth, they basically told me, if you want to recreate an old 4 voice, to buy 4 SEM eurorack modules when they come out, that would be the quickest and easiest way to do it.

Here you, a panel from Sweetwater with Roger Linn, Dave Smith, and Tom Oberheim. You can listen to Tom talk a bit about the SEM module in this discussion.

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